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Posted by Beth, May 13, 2020

Five of the best funny picture books for toddlers!

Reading with your little ones is always a fun experience, and it’s even better when the book has everyone in fits of giggles! From mischievous characters to comical read-aloud rhymes, we’ve put together a list of five hilarious picture books that are perfect for reading together again and again!

There’s a Bear on My Chair, by Ross Collins

Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair, and that chair just isn’t big enough for two. From giving Bear ‘a nasty glare’ to offering him a free pear, Mouse tries everything to move Bear along, but will anything work? Packed full of silly, laugh-out-loud illustrations and told in a delightful rhyming text, this hilarious tale about one angry mouse and one very smug polar bear is sure to be a firm favourite.

Buy the book from Waterstones here.

The Pirates Are Coming!, written by John Condon and illustrated by Matt Hunt

Tom has a VERY important job: to keep an eye out for pirate ships. But when he cries ‘PIRATE!’ a few too many times and the villagers get tired of hiding – what will happen when the pirates really do show up? Full of vibrant illustrations with plenty to giggle at, a repetitive refrain for children to join in with and a jaw-dropping twist, this is the perfect book to share with pirate lovers!

Buy the book from Waterstones here.

Bad Cat!, by Nicola O’Byrne

Fluffykins is a lovely cat. He wouldn’t do anything naughty . . . would he? Apart from knocking over the flowers, tangling up all the knitting, AND scratching the sofa. . . Whatever will he do next? This hilarious tale from Nicola O’Byrne will be adored by cat lovers and loved by children as they join in to tell off a VERY naughty ‘Fluffykins’!

Buy the book from Waterstones here.

The Princess and the Peas, written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Sarah Warburton

Lily-Rose May will NOT eat her greens and when her dad calls the doctor, she’s diagnosed with Princess-itis! But will a life of royal luxury be the perfect cure? With witty rhyming text from Caryl Hart and illustrations full of mischievous details from Sarah Warburton, this brilliantly funny twist on a popular fairy tale will delight all little princesses and princes.

Buy the book from Waterstones here.

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, written by Tracey Corderoy and illustrated by Steven Lenton

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are the perfect doggy duo. They don’t just make amazing cakes, they solve wacky mysteries too, from hunting down lost masterpieces to stopping famous burglars! Combining humorous read-aloud rhyme from Tracey Corderoy and artwork full of comic detail from Steven Lenton, this picture book series is baked to perfection!

Buy the book from Waterstones here.

We hope this list has given you some fun books to read! If you’re looking for funny books for older readers, we have lists of funny books for 5 to 8-year-olds here, and 9 to 12-year-olds here.

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